Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 11:02:07 AM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Canada Tops The World In Forest Degradation Thanks To Climate Change, Logging And Energy Development
Think Progress - 9/5/2014 3:13:51 PM
Canada leads the world in forest degradation ... home to 29 percent of the country’s total forested land. Many of the region’s forests are used as crops for timber or paper production, so total forested area regularly waxes and wanes as crops are ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 3:56:43 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
Area cross country teams compete in Artesian Classic
Greene County Daily World - 9/5/2014 11:56:24 PM
Cross country teams from Eastern Greene ... Clay Reynolds of Shakamak was the top area individual finisher with a sixth-place finish in a time of 16 minutes, 53 seconds. Eastern Greene's John Kirts ran ninth in 17:14 with the Lakers' Billy Creech close ...
Vickers receives lifetime achievement award
PGA Tour - 9/5/2014 4:22:27 AM
The ceremony took place at Denver Country Club, close to the 2014 BMW Championship venue ... Vickers and Castle Pines Golf Club have made a significant charitable impact in the Metro Denver area over the years, with the primary charity of THE INTERNATIONAL ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
Using a Tactic Unseen in a Century, Countries Cordon Off Ebola-Racked Areas
New York Times - 8/11/2014 11:57:25 PM
The plan was to isolate a triangular area where the three countries meet, separated only by porous borders ... As of Monday, the region had seen 1,848 cases and 1,013 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, although many experts think that ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 9/2/2014 2:10:00 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities
Forbes - 4/8/2013 7:12:23 PM
The largest megacity remains the Tokyo-Yokohama area, home to 37 million ... a relatively low rate for a city in a developing country. Other rapidly growing megacities are scattered throughout the developing world. In Nigeria, Lagos saw its population ...
Many of the world’s most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests
Teatro Naturale International - 8/31/2014 1:39:34 PM
If this spread advances at its current rate, scientists fear that a significant proportion of global crop-producing countries will be overwhelmed ... continue to spread at current rates, many of the world’s biggest crop producing nations will be ...
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014: Which Country Is the Best in Each Position?
Bleacher Report - 5/9/2014 12:41:29 PM
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just under a month away—and some provisional 30-man squads already named—it is time to ask which country is best-served in ... a commanding figure in his own penalty area, and as the above video shows, he is ...